I was stupid enough to recently pay $699.00 US for an MBA from Concordia College (Liberia). When I found out their degrees are next to worthless, I tried to dispute the charge only to be threatened with attornies and bad credit. Here is an email I received from Ron Pridgen. We believe that this issue has been resolved. Comments: > I am dissatisfied with their level of service Our level of service, as advertised from our website, is that Concordia enrollees receive their mail-order degree and supporting credentials by certified mail within +-20 days from submitting their orders. Mr Trieble's order has been shipped on 21 November through international certifried priority mail, exactly as advertised. > they are in fact a degree mill False. ''Degree mills'' sell unaccredited paperwork. Concordia College & University is accredited by 3 Government Ministries of Education, which is verifiable from said government offices simply by contacting them. Our website lists all contact addresses and numbers. > I found out that their degrees are worthless You ''found out'' by sending us e-mails every day quoting a website called degreeinfo.com, pulled up and operated by a genuine degree mill operator going by the name of John Bear. His spoofed 'discussion' site has been pulled up exactly to defame properly recognized correspondence schools. The ABOUT page of our website clarifies to all Concordia applicants how we are accredited, by whom, and how our Ministry of Education accredited degrees can be converted to nationally accredited U.S. qualifications. > tried to resolve this with the merchant only to be threatened with attorneys Well of course. If you place an order for an accredited degree and receive what you paid for, then try to dispute your order, you are committing a criminal offense. > I am making complaints to the Better Business Bureau FBIUS Secret Service and the Federal Trade Commission Complaning about ? Your order that has been shipped exactly as guaranteed to you, and our services offered exactly as advertised ? What a complaint. > Ron Pridgen his real name is Kristiian De Ley False. I the undersigned Ronald B. Pridgen am Concordia College's admissions officer since four years, while Dr De Ley is the college's chairman. > king of the diploma mill gurus Concordia College's president is not a king of anything. He holds the diplomatic position of High Commissioner of Education to the UN Humanitarian Organization. The mere fact that the diploma mill operators at degreeinfo.com defame accredited schools in order to legitimize their own scams, does not constitute a reason for accredited schools to grant refunds. Correspondence closed. Sincerely Admissions / Ron Pridgen If you are satisfied with the resolution, no more action is necessary. If you feel that the issue has not been resolved to your satisfaction please follow the link below to reopen the issue. http://www.2checkout.com/cgi-bin/my-order/s.pl?a=71853-10541545&b=N&c=8E65C847638420D699C60DC71263D46B&d=1 You may also contact [email protected] directly for assistance, if you are unable to resolve the issue with the seller. Thank You I am now out $699.00 US dollars for a piece of worthless paper I have yet to receive.